viernes, 28 de septiembre de 2012


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Video: Paul at the Steinway Hall, New York 

Last week published a story highlighting Paul's recent involvement in helping to restore a piano belonging to Motown Records. The unveiling of the historic nine-foot 1877 Steinway grand piano took place at a Motown Museum benefit at Steinway Hall in New York City on 18th September. Paul and Motown founder Berry Gordy both performed at the piano.

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JAMES MCCARTNEY: Saturday 6th October – Special Acoustic Show (doors 8:15pm) ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALLnorth-us-tourOn the back of James appearance earlier this year with his band, James returns to Rockwood for a one off acoustic show. Expect to hear some of your favourite songs along with some new ones!

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Public figures in the arts and people connected with Yorkshire and the University of Leeds (UK) were asked to draw or take a photograph of a piano or a subject linked to the Piano competition. Sir Paul McCartney kindly entered his own drawn postcard.

The postcards will be exhibited at the University of Leeds and then auctioned for charity. From October 3 - 13 you will be able to bid in our charity auction for a chance to own one of the postcards included in this unique exhibition.

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This Beatles & Frank Ifield ‘On Stage’ album sold for a heavyweight price when the vinyl recently appeared for sale on eBay. The 10 day auction quickly started a bidding war, securing bids that took its .99 cent start price to $2500.00 in less than 90 minutes. It was all uphill from there, with the seller finally landing $22,268.68 for a record that was originally issued in 1964.
The featured songs ‘Please Please Me,’ Thank You Girl,’ ‘From Me To You,’ and ‘Ask Me Why’ were already in every fans collection, so when the label Vee Jay created ‘The Beatles & Frank Ifield On Stage’ record the label were trying to make it look as if they were offering the public something new.
Basically, Vee Jay was doing its best to cash in one last time on the recent success of the Beatles. Legal battles with Capital Records (who originally passed on signing them) found both companies in the courtroom fighting over who could issue what. The judge favored Vee Jay, allowing them to continue within the terms of the original contract but only for a brief time and this is when ‘On Stage’ re-appeared.
Frank Ifield was an easy listening and country music singer who had multiple hits in the early ‘60s. The label originally paired them by soliciting this collection as ‘Jolly What! England’s Greatest Recording Stars – The Beatles & Frank Ifield On Stage’ with a cover featuring an old British statesman wearing a Beatles wig. In Vee Jay’s fury to re-release the songs, the cover was changed to what is now known as the ‘portrait cover’ but apparently only 100 copies made it to the record stores.
This copy still in its shrink wrap has no sign of wear whatsoever, the corners are sharp and the back is crispy white. The seal is broken but the record within is described as “near mint” and the Vee-Jay rainbow label and custom inner sleeve are completely intact.
The seller, who’s written multiple Beatles records and memorabilia reference-price guides, is recognized as a leading authority on Beatles collecting, giving this item additional credibility.

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En noviembre se publicará una caja con todos sus discos de estudio, más Magical Mystery Tour y Past Masters, Volumes One y Two.

Los álbumes remeasterizados de The Beatles que ya fueron lanzados en CD y en digital a través de iTunes, en 2009 y 2010 respectivamente, tendrán su edición en vinilo y en estéreo el próximo 13 de noviembre.
La caja The Stereo Albums incluye los doce álbumes de estudio británicos de los Beatles más la versión estadounidense de Magical Mystery Tour y Past Masters, Volumes One y Two. Los cuatro primeros nunca habían sido publicados, en estéreo y en vinilo, en Estados Unidos.
Cada LP aparecerá en vinilo de 180 gramos y también podrán ser adquiridos de forma individual. La caja, de la que sólo se publicarán 50.000 copias, también incluirá un libro de 252 páginas escrito por el productor de radio Kevin Howlett.
El contenido de The Stereo Albums:
Please Please Me
Love Me Do y P.S. I Love You en mono
With The Beatles
A Hard Day’s Night
Beatles For Sale 
(remezcla en estéreo de 1986 de George Martin)
Rubber Soul
(remezcla en estéreo de 1986 de George Martin)
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
(Incluye una réplica de la psicodélica funda interior, una cartulina e insertos adicionales)
Magical Mystery Tour
(Incluye un libreto en color de 24 páginas)
The Beatles (White Album)
(Incluye una doble hoja con un montaje de fotografías y letras y cuatro fotos en color de los componentes del grupo)
Yellow Submarine
(Con Only A Northern Song en mono y los textos de la edición original americana)
Abbey Road 
Let It Be 
Past Masters, Volumes One & Two (álbum doble)
(Incluye Love Me Do en su versión original del single y She Loves YouI’ll Get You y You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) en mono Esta edición, con sus notas y fotografías, está basada en en su edición en CD de 2009).

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jueves, 27 de septiembre de 2012

Los álbumes de The Beatles volverán a ser de vinilo

El próximo 13 de noviembre, saldrá a la venta la colección The Beatles Stereo Albums 180g 16LP Limited Editon Box Set


EMI y Apple Corps Ltd. mostraron cómo serán los discos de vinilo de Los Beatles.

Los seguidores de The Beatles tienen un motivo para sonreír. Los álbumes remasterizados de la legendaria agrupación, que ya fueron lanzados en CD y en digital a través de iTunes, en 2009 y 2010 respectivamente, tendrán su edición en vinilo.

El próximo 13 de noviembre, saldrá a la venta la caja “The Beatles Stereo Albums 180g 16LP Limited Editon Box Set”. Se trata de una colección que recopila la discografía completa de la banda en vinilo.

Esta producción incluirá los 12 discos de estudio de la banda además de la versión estadounidense “Magical Mystery Tour” y “Past Masters”, todos reeditados.

Los álbumes incluirán el arte y tracklist original de las versiones originalmente publicadas en el Reino Unido, con nuevas fotos y anotaciones.

El set tendrá un valor aproximado de $450 dólares y será publicada por el sello Parlophone.

La caja, de la que sólo se publicarán 50.000 copias, también incluirá un libro de 252 páginas escrito por el productor de radio Kevin Howlett.

FUENTE: El Comercio 

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Fotos publicadas en la web oficial de Paul:
Motown – Project: Harmony event. Steinway Hall, NYC – 18th Sept 2012
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The Beatles

Release Date: 05 October 2012
Format: 7inch Vinyl Single

The Beatles Love Me Do Limited Edition 50th Anniversary 7 Inch
October 4th 1962 saw a review in trade magazine Record Retailer of a debut single from a new band that was coming out the next day. It read: "A new group from the Liverpool area. Their first record but they already have a strong following and this seems to be the strongest outsider of the week."

Love Me Do by The Beatles was released on 5th October 1962 and that band of outsiders were off on their journey that would eventually lead them to conquer the world. Within a week the single entered the UK chart at 49 and it was eventually to go as high as 17 while spending 18 weeks on the chart.

To celebrate this important date in the history of British rock, we are releasing this "replica" of the original single in the original colourful house Parlophone sleeve. The audio is taken from the mono remaster of 2009 to ensure highest quality playback.

Limited edition which will not be re-manufactured.

Featured Tracks
Side 1
Love Me Do (Original Single Version) (2009 - Remaster)
Side 2
P.S. I Love You (2009 - Remaster)
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The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour

Arena presents the greatest Beatles story never told, a blockbuster double bill: a documentary full of fabulous Beatles archive material never shown before anywhere in the world. And the first screening for over 30 years of a lost and forgotten treasure, the only film conceived and directed by The Beatles themselves - Magical Mystery Tour.
Part One - Magical Mystery Tour Revisited
Songs you’ll never forget, the film you’ve never seen, and a story that’s never been heard. In 1967, in the wake of the extraordinary impact of Sgt. Pepper, The Beatles made a film – a dreamlike story of a coach daytrip, a magical mystery tour. It was seen by a third of the nation, at 8.35pm on BBC One on Boxing Day - an expectant public, hoping for some light entertainment for a family audience.
Magical Mystery Tour was greeted with outrage and derision by middle England and the establishment media. “How dare they?”, they cried – “They’re not film directors, who do they think they are?” they howled. Where were the four lovable moptops of Help! and A Hard Day’s Night?
What propelled The Beatles to make this surreal, startling and – at the time – utterly misunderstood film? Contributors include Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Peter Fonda, Martin Scorsese, Terry Gilliam, Paul Merton and Neil Innes.
Directed by Francis Hanly; produced by Jonathan Clyde; the executive producers are Anthony Wall and Jeff Jones

Part Two – The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour

Fully restored to the highest technical standard with a remixed soundtrack, Magical Mystery Tour comes out of the shadows and onto the screen.
By the end of 1967, The Beatles had achieved a creativity unprecedented in popular music.
Their triumphant summer release Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was both avant garde and an instant hit. It went straight to No.1 in June and remained there for the rest of the year. They immersed themselves in the fiercely radical art of the new counterculture, and decided to make a film on their own terms, not as pop stars but as artists. However, was their adoring public ready for the move?
Roll up, roll up for the Mystery Tour! Made in England by The Beatles

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Born of rock royalty, Dhani Harrison has followed in the footsteps of his Beatles father George Harrison across a number of music incarnations.

As well as performing with Fistful of Mercy and the Travelling Wilburys, Harrison is currently touring with thenewno2, alongside bandmates Paul Hicks, Jonathan Sadoff, Jeremy Faccone, Nick Fyffe and Frank Zummo.
The band recently performed an exclusive live session for Gigwise, an acoustic version of 'Make It Home' from current album, thefearofmissingout, which is out now.


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Un platillo de batería firmado por Ringo saldrá a subasta en la XIV Feria Internacional del Disco de Barcelona. Esta se celebrará del 5 al 7 de octubre en la Estación del Nord de la capital catalana. El precio inicial del platillo será de 300 euros (388 Dólares).

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 Paul McCartney's Aston Martin up for auction with an estimated price of £380,000 this October.
The blue DB5 was ordered in 1964, just before the Beatles embarked on their world tour, and came complete with a black leather interior and Philips Record Player.
Paul was separated from his Aston back in 1970 though with its latest owners likely "Fixing a Hole" or two during its extensive restoration after the Beatle clocked up an impressive 40,000 miles.
Equipped with a four-litre six-cylinder engine and a top speed of 143mph the DB5 was quite the "Ticket to Ride" in the fast lane back in the '60s, and arguably still is.
The 1964 DB5 Convertible is said to be one of just 123 examples built, and has a documented ground-up restoration that's brought it up to the impeccable condition it is now.
RM Auction's 31st of October Event held in Battersea, London.

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Paul and Tom Petty are among the music stars who have written lyrics to their songs on skateboards that will be auctioned online on November 29 to benefit a charity founded by renowned skateboarder Tony Hawk. 

Paul wrote the words to “Blackbird” on a board that belonged to Hawk, while Petty scrawled out the lyrics of “I Won’t Back Down” on another deck.Hawk, a longtime Beatles fan, tells Rolling Stone with regard to his decision to ask McCartney to write on his board, “I thought, ‘If I’m going to do this, I’m going for the top.’”

He admits he was surprised when the rock legend agreed, adding that Paul “told me his grandson skates and he tried doing it with him fairly recently — and decided he should not be doing that.”
Proceeds from the auction go to the Tony Hawk Foundation’s initiative to create and maintain skate parks in low-income areas around the U.S.

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The most intriguing song on Tempest, Bob Dylan's 35th studio album, isn't the 14-minute title track about the sinking of the Titanic. It's the album's closer, "Roll on John," a tribute to John Lennon. "Shine your light, move it on," goes Dylan's refrain. "You burned so bright / Roll on, John". Whether critics are deriding the song for being "maudlin" or rhapsodizing about Dylan's "elegy for a dead friend," the relationship between the two rock icons has been taken for granted, as if the song was the inevitable result of a straight-forward friendship. In fact, Lennon and Dylan only met a handful of times from 1964 to 1969 and, when examined, their complex relationship suggests that in fact the song isn't about John Lennon—or at least not about the Lennon that Dylan knew.


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New Film Released 12th November 2012

Relive The Magic Of One Of Paul's Most Intimate Concerts Ever As He Performs Standards From His Critically Acclaimed Album 'Kisses On The Bottom'

Your Chance To Own on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Video
November 12th 2012
Pre-order coming soon to

Package includes spectacular concert footage with a cast of top-flight musicians, exclusive promo videos directed by Paul himself, behind the scenes interviews and a 40 page hardback book featuring an extensive collection of photographs from the event and rehearsals.

(Click the image below to watch the first teaser from 'Live Kisses')

November 12th will see the release of 'Live Kisses' - a stunning 13-song film, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, that captures the magic of an extraordinary evening in February of this year. In the intimate surroundings of Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, where Paul recorded much of his 'Kisses On The Bottom' album, he was reunited with the all-star musicians who joined him on the record to bring the songs to life for a once in a lifetime performance.

This was a concert unlike any Paul had given before. Without his famous Höfner bass in hand or in fact any musical instruments, Paul took his place behind the same microphone that has captured some of the most iconic voices in history to focus on his vocal delivery as he led the assembled A-list group of musicians through a collection of the standards he grew up listening to in his childhood, as well as his own original composition 'My Valentine'.

Streamed live to the world online, 'Live Kisses' marked the launch of Paul's 'Kisses On The Bottom' album. The film tells the story of how, with the help of Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma, Diana Krall and her band, Paul created a critically acclaimed album, which featured guest appearances from Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder. The record represents a deeply personal journey through classic American compositions that a young Paul first heard his father perform on piano at home. Upon its release 'Kisses…' topped the US Billboard Jazz album chart at number 1, as well as charting top 5 all around the world.

On the night the all-star line up were reunited to include musical director Diana Krall (piano), John Clayton (bass), Karriem Riggins (drums), John Pizzarelli (guitar), Anthony Wilson (guitar), Mike Mainieri (vibraphone) and conductor Alan Broadbent. Tommy LiPuma and Al Schmitt resumed their roles in the studio and special guest musicians on the evening included Abe Laboriel Jr (from Paul's touring band) on backing vocals and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh. Walsh performed the 'My Valentine' guitar solo originally recorded by Eric Clapton on the studio album.

The concert was performed just hours after Paul brought Vine Street in LA to a standstill as he was presented with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Capitol Records Building. The night of the concert (February 9th) was also the 48th anniversary of The Beatles' U.S. TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Bonus 'Live Kisses' material includes six versions of the 'My Valentine' music video, directed by Paul and starring Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman as well as a 'Making My Valentine' film. There are also two short films with behind the scenes footage filmed at the Mary McCartney album photoshoot for 'Kisses On The Bottom'. The final extra is an interview with Paul and producer Tommy LiPuma talking about the story of the album, its conception and creation.

'Live Kisses' is an intimate and charming concert film which offers an insight into the music and songwriters that inspired Paul to go on to become the most successful songwriter and performer in modern history. Beautifully presented, 'Live Kisses' comes with a 40-page hardback book containing photographs from the day itself, including the rehearsals.


1) I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
2) Home (When Shadows Fall)
3) It's Only A Paper Moon
4) The Glory Of Love
5) More I Cannot Wish You
6) We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me)
7) Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
8) My Valentine
9) Always
10) My Very Good Friend The Milkman
11) Bye Bye Blackbird
12) Get Yourself Another Fool
13) My One And Only Love

Recorded and filmed at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, February 2012
Executive Producer: Paul McCartney
Directed by Jonas Åkerlund


1) 'My Valentine' Video:
       i) 'My Valentine' (Music Video)
       ii) 'My Valentine' (Music Video - Natalie Portman One Take)
       iii) 'My Valentine' (Music Video - Johnny Depp One Take)
       iv) 'My Valentine' (Music Video - Split Screen)
       v) 'My Valentine' (Music Video - Natalie Portman Edit)
       vi) 'My Valentine' (Music Video - Johnny Depp Edit)
       vii) Making 'My Valentine'

Videos directed by Paul McCartney
Featuring Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp

2) 'Kisses On The Bottom' Album Photo Shoot - Version One
3) 'Kisses On The Bottom' Album Photo Shoot - Version Two
4) 'Kisses On The Bottom' Album Interview - Paul McCartney and Tommy LiPuma interviewed by Robert Hilburn